• Tom Alter (1950–2017) was born in Mussoorie, India, where he studied at Woodstock School. His parents were American Presbyterian missionaries. He left India to study at Yale University, returning to the country of his birth to join the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, from where he graduated, with a gold medal, in 1974. He had acted in over 250 Hindi films and 50 TV serials as well as in several stage productions. He wrote and recorded commentaries, hosted live shows, was a sports journalist, and wrote two other books – The Best in the World: India’s Ten Best World Cup Matches, which he co-authored with Ayaz Memon, and Rerun at Rialto, a novel.

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